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When Your Prospect Steals Your Idea

You worry about your dream client taking your big idea and executing it themselves—or worse, giving the idea to your competition. As unfortunate as this is, it is a necessary risk and part of being consultative. One way to make this point is to recognize how absurd it would be to try withholding your insights and ideas. Client: “Do you have any ideas about what might do to make the improvement we need.” You: “Yes, I do.” Client: “What should we be considering? What should we do?” You: “I know th...
Tags: Sales, Insights, Ideas, Anthony, Solutions, Differentiation, Consultative Sales, Johnny Illuminati


The golden era of podcasts is yet to come

Podcasts have existed on the web for nearly a decade and a half, and pretty much in the same way you know them now.: pre-recorded audio files of spoken-word shows that you can download, stream, and play on any internet-connected device. In that time, things haven’t changed a whole lot. Spotify’s recent acquisition of Gimlet Media and Anchor means things seem like things could change for the listener in a big way. It led me, an ardent fan of the medium, to question whether the golden age of podca...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, Insights, Gimlet Media


Trump’s government shutdown cut off access to crucial public data

President Donald Trump reopened the US government last Friday after his 35-day-long attempt to compel members of Congress to fund a wall along the southern border ended in abject failure. By all accounts, except perhaps the President’s own, the longest shutdown in modern US politics was a complete catastrophe. According to experts, it’s lingering effects may never be fully understood. Especially when it comes to the gaps and delays caused by a lack of data – the people’s data. The most visible a...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Congress, US, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Donald Trump, Trump


A recap of tech’s crazy 2018

We started this year full of energy and hope, eager to escape the dumpster fire that was 2017. 2018’s been a hell of a ride, with plenty of ups, downs, and unexpected twists. Let’s take a closer look at the crazy year that was in tech. January In January, Team BitCoin was as all smiles, as BTC’s value soared over a historic high of $17,000. Meanwhile, the CES gadget trade show was kind of a ho-hum affair with nothing special to write home about – until we heard of a self-driving Pizza delivery v...
Tags: Startups, Insights, Btc, Insider


A nostalgic look back at digital music piracy in the 2000s

A couple of decades ago – well before a $10 monthly fee would unlock access to virtually every song ever recorded through streaming services – digital music piracy was rampant around the world. Whether it was because you were young and couldn’t afford to buy MP3s, or simply couldn’t access them in your country, it was all too common to simply download music shared by other people on the web. What was particularly interesting back then was the wide range of ingenious methods people used to share ...
Tags: Startups, Insights, Insider


I’m an individual market researcher in Canada: Which association should I join?

What’s up Canadian researchers! In recent weeks… CRIC set out a statement of purpose and polices to help market research companies in Canada. ESOMAR announced a partnership with CRIC to help individual researchers whose company’s are members of CRIC. But what about students, academics, government employees, freelancers like me, and all the individual researchers from […]
Tags: Insights, Canada, Branding, Marketing Research, AAPOR, MRIA, CRIC, CASRO, ESOMAR, QRCA


All those free apps on your phone are tracking your location and selling your data

In a detailed story published yesterday, The New York Times explained how several popular Android and iOS apps – some designed to simply bring you weather and sports updates – are tracking your precise location round the clock, and then selling that data to third parties. The NYT’s review of four months’ worth of data from a single person from upstate New York shows that her location was recorded 8,600 times, or once every 21 minutes on average. That means it’s all too easy to track her movement...
Tags: Startups, New York, Insights, New York Times


World-renowned AI experts duke it out on Twitter

In the red corner, weighing in using US standard measurements, the challenger: NYU’s Gary “Down with Deep Learning” Marcus. And in the Blue Corner, weighing in using le système métrique, Facebook’s Yann “Show Your Work” LeCun. This fight will decide the fate of AI research once and for all. A pair of AI experts have been trading shots on Twitter in a friendly (yet entertainingly competitive) debate concerning the path to artificial general intelligence (AGI) for the past week or so. Since we hav...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, US, Insights, Artificial Intelligence, Agi, Marcus, Nyu, Gary, Yann


Report: US podcast listeners are as diverse as the US population

A new report by Edison Research indicates that for the first time since the beginning of podcasting, the diversity of monthly consumers of the medium look nearly identical to that of the US population. This means that podcast producers have a great opportunity to create much more diverse varieties of content. This finding is encouraging because the podcast audience used to be three-quarters ‘white’ a decade ago. And this was also a reflection of the types of content produced at that time. But wi...
Tags: Startups, US, Insights, World, Edison Research


US podcast listeners are as diverse as the US population

A new report by Edison Research indicates that for the first time since the beginning of podcasting, the diversity of monthly consumers of the medium look nearly identical to that of the US population. This means that podcast producers have a great opportunity to create much more diverse varieties of content. This finding is encouraging because the podcast audience used to be three-quarters ‘white’ a decade ago. And this was also a reflection of the types of content produced at that time. But wi...
Tags: Startups, US, Insights, World, Edison Research


AI Tech Shines A Path To Empathetic Triggers

I’ve always been attracted to the power of empathy. That being said, I’m a longtime fan of “soft” skills — skills that are helpful in relationship-building, making me a better friend and (presumably) a more tolerable colleague. Empathy clearly fits squarely there. But a more savvy marketer? A more insightful executive? A veritable customer whisperer? […]
Tags: Ecommerce, Insights, Empathy, Artificial Intelligence, B2b, Artificial intelligence (AI


Artists may have to pay for Spotify for Artists soon

Spotify’s artist platform offering fan insights, streaming analytics and customisation of their artist profile’s on the streaming service is going to be monetised – boo! hiss! Spotify’s third quarter for 2018 showed the streaming service is still growing at record speeds and is even approaching potential profitability. As Spotify solidify their position in music they are looking more at how they can restructure themselves to truly become profitable and escape the startup trap. But their earn...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Insights, Analytics, Platform, EK, Artists, Streaming, Daniel Ek, Artist, Independent, Digital Music News, Premium, Redburn, Nick Delfas, Customisation


3 Lessons I learned from Winning Millions from Casinos as part of a Professional Card Counting Team

Years ago I played on a professional Blackjack card counting team that won $4,000,000 from casinos. My wife Heather and I played as professional card counters for about 3-years, and at one point a casino security manager told a member on our team to “tell the Goodmansons not to come here because they are the most wanted card counters in Vegas”. True enough, the next time I visited Vegas I sat down at the MGM Grand and without sharing any information someone tapped on my shoulder as the first han...
Tags: Supreme Court, Ben Affleck, Religion, Trust, Insights, Drew Barrymore, Las Vegas, Mike Tyson, Will Ferrell, Vegas, Southern California, Heather, Goodmanson, Colin Jones, Huntington Press, Vegas Intense


The New Rules of Competitive Advantage to Grow Exponentially

A company I know created a new cookie concept and wanted to sell it online. This company had primarily sold through retail but wanted to grow it’s online sales channel. But there was a problem: online cookie sales never took off. This wasn’t a surprise, ask people you know if they have ever bought a cookie online. Almost no one I know has. Why? It would have to be an amazingly magical cookie to buy it online. The competitive rules have changed and most companies haven’t realized the difficulty t...
Tags: Religion, Insights, Cms, LTV, Digital Marketing Analysis eg Google, Customer Analysis, Customer Segmentation Look, Digital Marketing Agency Audit, Buyer Internal Reason


Your biggest challenge: staying relevant

In order for companies to deliver lifestyle enrichment to consumers, being relevant is much more important than being best in any traditional measure. As my example today shows, you can be the most well-known brand in the world and the undisputed market leader, but it won’t matter if your market segment itself becomes irrelevant and no longer enriching people’s evolving lifestyles. At most, you can prolong your inevitable demise and have the dubious honor of being the last in your market to f...
Tags: Business, Coca-cola, Goals, Lifestyle, Insights, Challenge, New York Times, Innovation, Beverage, Coke, Measure, Honor, New York Time, Category, Gabor George Burt, Demise


Australian bank used blockchain to ship 17,000 kilos of almonds to Germany

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced it has successfully completed a new blockchain-powered trade experiment at a global scale, as spotted by CoinDesk. The bank confirmed it tracked a batch of 17,000 kilograms (approximately 37,000 pounds) of almonds using a private blockchain built on the Ethereum network. The use of blockchain allowed the shipment to be tracked from its source, in Sunraysia in Victoria, Australia, all the way to its delivery in Hamburg, Germany. According to the announ...
Tags: Startups, Germany, Insights, CBA, Insider, Victoria Australia, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Hamburg Germany, Hard Fork, Sunraysia


Author, Entrepreneur + Behance Founder Scott Belsky's "The Messy Middle" Book: 130+ insights on navigating the most treacherous parts of a project

Everyone who's sought to bring an act of creativity to fruition understands the struggle that befalls the dense journey between "aha" and "we're done!" Scott Belsky—a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, Behance founder, author and Adobe's Chief Product...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Books, Design, Adobe, Entrepreneurship, Insights, Guides, Behance, 99u, Scott Belsky, Scottbelsky, Themessymiddle, Projectmanagement, Newventures


Pandora add stream counts for artists on Next Big Sound

As an artist it can be important to know who’s listening to your works of art. Pandora’s new Audience section takes artists on a deep dive into their fans new and old. Pandora have just announced the addition of 2 new insights for their Next Big Sound Artist Profiles to take artists deeper into the audiences of their music. The new Pandora Audience section introduces insights into exactly how many times an artist’s music has been streamed and who the fans that are coming back for more and mo...
Tags: Music, Streams, Insights, Data, Analytics, Pandora, Manager, Streaming, Stream, Artist, Audience, Independent, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Label, Listeners


Blockchain startups are selling visions of the future, not technology

The blockchain hype train has been operating at full steam for some time now. Every week Twitter and Reddit are ablaze with new launches of blockchain startups promising decentralized and distributed technologies, which promise to change life as we know it and empower us, the people, to decide our own future. The thing is, they are all promising roughly the same thing, and the promises are turning into a rhetoric. Rhetorics don’t really serve any function outside of argument or marketing, so the...
Tags: Startups, Insights, Reddit, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Insider, Hard Fork


Former soldiers use AI to wage war on convenience store lines

Trigo Vision, an AI startup founded by former members of the Israeli army’s special forces and intelligence community, just came out of stealth mode with a target in its sights: Amazon’s Go store. When Amazon opened its cashier-less store in Seattle earlier this year, it was hailed as the future of brick-and-mortar shops. But, so far, there’s just the one. And even if the company follows through on plans to open half a dozen more, the locations will be little more than a novelty. There are more ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, US, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Seattle


How Hotstar streams cricket matches to 10 million passionate fans at once

Last week, Google’s YouTube TV suffered an hour-long outage while it was airing a soccer World Cup match between Croatia and England, disappointing scores of subscribers in the process. It even led some to question whether it’s possible for any company to handle live streaming such a major event. We're watching the FIFA on YouTube TV and it's completely down. If Google can't keep it online in a surge like this, nobody can. https://t.co/Jeed9kZY5b — ⚡️ Owen (@ow) July 11, 2018 The truth is that w...
Tags: Google, Startups, England, India, Insights, Fifa, Croatia, YouTube TV


A cannabis expert told us which strains of weed could help Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg

It’s been a tough year for tech billionaires – and it’s only halfway over. Being the good-natured people we are, we decided to help in the best way we know how: by contacting a cannabis expert and determining what embattled billionaires, and other stressed out tech workers, should be smoking to make it through the days. Our expert, Socrates Rosenfeld, is an entrepreneur in the cannabis sector and the CEO of Jane Technologies, the company behind iheartjane. His business provides online marketplac...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Insights, Tech, Insider, Distract, Socrates Rosenfeld, Jane Technologies


PayPal apologizes for telling woman her death violated account policies

PayPal recently sent a woman a letter explaining that her death violated its account holder policies. When her grieving husband shared a copy on his social media accounts, it was hard to believe it was actually real. And just as shocking has been PayPal’s response, the company seems to be taking the matter seriously and doing something about it. Word of the incident began making the social media rounds early Tuesday morning as Howard Durdle, the bereaved husband, posted his horrific account on F...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Insights, Tech, Paypal, Howard Durdle


Amazon banned Confederate flags but Nazi gear is A-OK!

A recently released report indicates Amazon‘s marketplace remains inundated with offensive products related to hate groups and racism. Oddly, the only items specifically banned from Amazon for being offensive are Confederate flag merchandise, and even that ban isn’t enforced. Here’s a couple of items you can still buy as of today: US customers, as of the time of this writing, can also purchase authentic (per seller) Nazi belt buckles and rings, replica SS Waffen trenchcoats and hats, clothing wi...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, US, Insights, Tech, Nazi


Build your own Tesla? Elon Musk teases interactive factory tours

Tesla’s recent layoffs were said to be a cost-cutting measure. Is allowing people to build their own Tesla another one? Was thinking of offering an extended Tesla factory tour option where you could help build part of a car & understand how they come together. I know it would have been super fun for me when I was a kid (or now). — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 22, 2018 It’s dark times for Tesla. Much to the chagrin of Musk the company has been treated entirely fairly by the majority of the media. T...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Insights, Tech, Tesla


Report: Amazon pulls work culture out of the shitter ahead of HQ2 opening

A report released earlier this week revealed employee satisfaction is generally on the rise at Amazon, the second-largest employer in the US. The overview: Amazon is expected to narrow the list of candidates for its upcoming HQ2 campus down from 20 to 5 in the next couple of months. Ahead of that, increasing scrutiny on company culture has brought to light some interesting insights on employee satisfaction. Workplace insights platform kununu conducted a study to determine what current employees ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, US, Insights, Tech


EOS freezes 7 accounts in violation of its own ‘constitution’

EOS is struck with another controversy just days after the launch of its blockchain. The 21 block producers (BPs) of the cryptocurrency have unanimously decided to freeze seven EOS accounts that were suspected to be carrying stolen funds. The action was taken as part of the EOS911 initiative — a safety protocol put forth by block producer EOS42, which makes it possible to recover funds in cases of emergencies like thefts. What is particularly contentious about this move is that the decision was ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Apps, Media, Insights, Tech, World, Hard Fork


You’re wrong about how the internet fuels conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories are popular and there is no doubt that the internet has fuelled them on. From the theory that 9/11 was an inside job to the idea that reptilian humanoids rule the world, conspiracy theories have found a natural home online. But the extent to which we can actually attribute their popularity to the internet is a question that has concerned scholars for many years. And the answer is not very straightforward. While some argue that conspiracy theories flourish on the internet and ...
Tags: Startups, Media, Social Media, Insights, World, Insider, Syndication


CoinMarketCap announces night mode and more for its platform

If you are a cryptocurrency trader whose eyes are fixed all day long at CoinMarketCap, you might find the platform’s new updates as exciting as I do. The leading cryptocurrency tracking website announced the updates to its platform on Wednesday. There’s a new night mode switch on the platform and the search function on the mobile app has been updated. Users can now also add up to 250 cryptocurrencies on their CoinMarketCap watchlist. Today we have released style changes across the site. Addition...
Tags: Startups, Finance, Insights, Tech, Cryptocurrency, Coinmarketcap, Hard Fork


Researchers continue to find vulnerabilities in $9 billion cryptocurrency EOS

After multiple delays and controversies, EOS blockchain finally launched on June 10. But, it appears, the blockchain is still dealing with vulnerabilities. Guido Vranken, the security researcher who won $120,000 in EOS bug bounty program earlier, has discovered another vulnerability in EOS. But more worryingly, it appears he is not the only one to have found new kinks in the network. This is one EOS bug I found. Unbounded recursion in Binaryen WASM parsing https://t.co/JSnzEyP5VU (GDB backtrace:...
Tags: Security, Startups, Business, Money, Finance, Insights, Tech, Cryptocurrency, Guido Vranken, Hard Fork, Vranken, Binaryen